Some would argue that creating a wedding to match Justin and Tina's outgoing and unreserved personalities was an impossible task. However, Sheena and I are both certain that none of Justin or Tina's friends and family that were attending had any doubts at all so they probably weren't surprised to see the Toronto Maple Leafs' mascot, Carleton the Bear, arrive with the "lost" wedding rings. They also wouldn't have been surprised to see a flash mob take over the dance floor or flying t-shirts or even a giant gorilla guide the way up to the beautiful Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto. I think the only people who were surprised on this night were Tina and Justin at how fast these magical nights go. We met Tina at the Sheraton Hotel nearby where we spent time hanging out with the girls and then making our way through an underground tunnel system that led us out to the Arcadian Court. There, we took pictures of Justin and his groomsmen and family before getting ready for the ceremony. We loved how the ceremony started with a slide show of Tina and Justin through the years. This definitely had the guests laughing and you could feel the excitement build to finally see the bride walk the down the aisle. Not too many brides can pull off some amazing wedding vows on the spot and not too many grooms have the wedding delivered by a giant NHL mascot. No doubt, there was so much celebration once Tina and Justin were finally married and the party was about to get started as the superb DJ Floh Back Productions took over.
There were so many different things going on throughout the night that it is difficult to write about them all. The one thing I do remember is laughing hysterically at the speeches which were not only witty put also showed me that the true test of a friendship is when you can roast all your friends, family and yourself and then immediately jump onto the dance floor as a flash mob that was not only in sync but also sounded great!
We won't soon forget this amazing wedding and were so happy to be a part of this special day!
Gary + Sheena